Seeking to reach out to Hispanics in East and West Dallas County, Iglesia Luterana La Transfiguracion formed in early 2015 as a house church and grew into having services in a backyard, then in a neighboring Lutheran church building. La Transfiguracion also has a satellite worship center in a warehouse in West Dallas, as well as a funeral home, but new regulations have made finding a suitable worship location very difficult. Average attendance is 120, with many children in Sunday school. Plans are for several worship sites in different parts of the county.
Previously affiliated with and receiving grants from another Lutheran body, this congregation is composed largely of Hispanics with strong Roman Catholic backgrounds and family-oriented traditional cultures — but no current affiliation with any Catholic parish — who believe in the full authority of the Bible. Its mission is to build a team of leaders for new mission, mentoring them to reach immigrants seeking church homes in NALC Hispanic missions, and to partner with existing NALC congregations in North Texas to launch Hispanic missions within these congregations.
To read more about this ministry, visit their archive.